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House Committee Starts Debate on Defense Authorization Bill

CapitolDomeThe Defense Department could get the $5.1 billion it requested for cybersecurity operations as the House Armed Services Committee kicked off debate this week on the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill, FCW reported Wednesday.

Sean Lyngaas writes that DoD plans to use part of the funds to build a federal technical workforce skilled in cyber defense.

DoD intends to operationalize its cyber forces by establishing an executive agent tasked to supervise all cyber training and testing facilities, the report said.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) submitted an amendment that calls for more coordination between U.S. Cyber Command and the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics on adopting cyber tools to build situational awareness.

The amendment suggests the military on techniques that utilize NetFlow data, host-based monitoring, audit logs and anomaly detection.

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